Hoe Grange Holidays

England, Europe

Hoe Grange Holidays

England, Europe

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‘Hoe Grange Holidays showcases the best of the English countryside. Being on the edge of the Peak District National Park means that incredible views and delightful hikes are guaranteed.’

Overview

  • Highlights

    • Cosy cabins or unique glamping pods
    • Homemade treats on arrival (cookies)
    • Meet the animals at the on-site farm
    • Relax in the outdoor hot tub & sauna
    • Experience tranquil star gazing
    • Actively promote car-free days out
    • Explore the area on mountain bikes
    • Gold winners of accessibility awards
    • Go on guided tours with local experts
    • Family-friendly & great for groups
    • Check-in: Flexible
    • Discover more with Behind the Green

    Minimum stay: 2 nights
    Equivalent price per night: from approx. $28-$37 USD

  • Local Knowledge

    Staying on a working farm, guests can expect to be immersed in the countryside lifestyle, getting to see the farm animals roaming around from the comfort of your cabin or pod, and even getting the chance to meet them. Being located so close to a national park means that there are plenty of beautiful hiking opportunities but travelling a little farther afield allows you to explore some of the charming villages nearby. Places of interest include:

    • Cromford Canal, 21 min drive (18km)
    • Nine Ladies Stones, 21 min drive (14km)
    • The Heights of Abraham, 28 min drive (17km)
    • Dovedale, 30 min drive (19km)
  • Location

    Hoe Grange Holidays is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire in the UK. Situated on a working farm, the cabins are surrounded by peaceful countryside, with miles of uninterrupted views.

    Nearest airport: Manchester Airport, 1h 12 min drive (65km)
    Key attraction: Peak District National Park
    Nearby restaurant: Stones, 24 min drive (16km)

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  • Energy
    85% of the energy needed to power both the accommodation and the farm are generated from renewable sources, which includes a 10kw wind turbine and 48 rotating solar panels which track...
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    the sun, making them 40% more efficient than static panels. As well as this, 2 of the log cabins have an air source heating system to warm the water, and the glamping pods are heated by low energy infra-red wall panels. They also have an electric car charging point that guests can use. In order to reduce energy usage, there are PIR outside lights around the site with sensors, meaning they only turn on when they are needed.

  • Water
    Grey water from the showers and sinks in the log cabins is reused to water the garden, there are also aerators in the showers in order to reduce the flow of water and reduce wastage.
  • Waste
    There is a zero-landfill policy at Hoe Grange. Organic waste is composted, and sewage is treated on-site and allowed to soak away into the ground without causing any toxicity to enter the...
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    soil. Other waste is recycled where possible or sent to power plants to be used as fuel. There are also many measures in place to reduce creating waste initially, including: milk being delivered in glass bottles, guests are provided with reusable shopping bags, no clingfilm is used and guests are advised not to bring bottled water.

  • Conservation
    Hoe Grange Holidays works on a number of conservation projects, including preserving dry stone walls in order to maintain a habitat for local wildlife and planting a flower meadow to...
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    encourage bees to the area. They are also working with the local Wildlife Trust, including a project to restore a historic dew pond which is home to Great Crested Newts. In the past they sponsored an open day event at a local butterfly reserve.

  • Food
    Although the accommodation is self-catering, Hoe Grange sources local, organic ingredients for guests, including eggs from their free-range hens. They also offer a welcome pack...
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    with locally sourced-dairy ingredients, and guests can choose to have a grocery delivery ready for their arrival, all including locally sourced products.

  • Engage Guests
    Guests are offered complimentary mountain bikes, and there are also electric bikes and off-road wheelchairs that guests can rent to explore the Peak District countryside. As well as this, guests can also...
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    choose to engage in a farm tour, where they can learn about the local geography and feed the farm animals. Guests can even house their own horses on the farm. There is also an on-site shop selling local, sustainable products, including home baked bread and biscuits and eco-friendly toiletries. Occasionally, the farm will host groups interested in their renewables and how they work to produce energy in the most efficient way.

  • Architecture
    The log cabins and glamping pods are built using sustainably soured FSC certified wood, and the newer buildings use sheep wool insulation in the roof. All of the foundations were made using...
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    recycled materials. The cabins and pods are double glazed, so that they are well insulated to retain heat and reduce energy usage.

  • Housekeeping
    Eco-friendly cleaning products are used throughout the site, with brands such as Ecover and Splosh. As well as this, bed linens and towels are washed onsite and line dried to conserve...
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    energy. Guests are offered locally made toiletries and recycled toilet paper that comes in compostable packaging.

  • Kiwano Bonus
    Hoe Grange Holidays has won many awards for their sustainability efforts and recognised nationally for their outstanding accessibility, for providing specialized equipment such as mobile...
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    hoists and shower chairs, meaning their cabins are accessible for all. They also host young people taking part in the Duke of Edingburgh Award and Scouts, both of which are schemes that promote community support and an active lifestyle. Staff at Hoe Grange Holidays are all local and paid a healthy wage. Finally, the farm supports various local charities such as Peak District Park Foundation, and has even raised funds to buy a puppy to be trained as an assistance dog, showing their dedication to inclusivity and supporting the community.

Reviews

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    "Looking forward to another visit soon."

    A brilliant outdoor location with log cabins & glamping pods which are superbly equipped in great style & beautifully built for your every comfort. They also cater for those less able bodied exceedingly well & are very helpful. Looking forward to another visit soon.

    Frank, Google Reviews, October 2019

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    "Beautiful area with plenty to do."

    We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and the little play area outside the cabin. We really appreciated the toys in the living area which kept them busy! Kitchen was very well equipped. Good homemade bread and gorgeous cookies on arrival.

    Davies Family, TripAdvisor, October 2019

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    "t what we needed!"

    We stayed at the Swallow Pod over Easter Weekend and can not wait to return! The location of the pod is fantastic for exploring and walks in the countryside.

    Sabrina, Facebook Reviews, April 2018

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    "The perfect home for a week"

    We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with the local fishing. Our dogs had fun exploring the countryside and near-by towns.

    Little Richie, TripAdvisor, July 2019

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